Brochures

Benefits of Aspirin

In addition to its long-known benefits of relieving pain and fever, aspirin is a drug that can help fight heart disease and stroke.

Benefits of Physical Activity

Your exercise choices do make a difference! Whether you carve out a specific amount of time to exercise each day, or incorporate fitness into your everyday activities, getting fit means getting healthier. Getting healthier means getting active.

Cardiac Risk Factors

Your lifestyle has a big impact on the health of your heart and body. By living healthier, you can significantly decrease your risk for heart disease.

Diabetes and Heart Disease

The American Heart Association cites diabetes as one of the six major risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Affecting 7.3% of the American population in 2000, diabetes and heart disease are closely linked.

Heart Attack Signs

Depending on an individual's experience, heart attacks (myocardial infarctions) can be mild or severe. In fact, some people may not even realize they've had a heart attack - and may find out years later.

Heart Healthy Eating

At Ministry Health Care, we believe the choices you make each and every day directly impact the quality of your health. That includes the food you put on your dinner plate and eat every day.

Heart Tests

Thanks to technology and advances in medical research, there are many ways that doctors can test, diagnose and treat heart conditions. From chest x-rays to stress tests, here's an overview of the heart tests available to you through Ministry Heart Care.

High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure (hypertension) is often called the silent killer because you can have it for years without showing any symptoms. About 50 million Americans have high blood pressure, yet nearly one-third (15 million) don't realize they have it.

Quit Smoking

What do you spend on smoking and how to start kicking the habit.

Ready to Change

Although it's not always welcome, change is inevitable. Change in human behavior typically follows a cycle with discrete steps and stages, and an inherent tendency for relapse and recycling, before achieving lasting success.

Stress Management

Not managing stress is simply not good for your heart. Stress that causes anger or hostility is especially harmful as a risk factor for heart disease.

Women and Heart Disease

While many people would guess breast cancer, cardiovascular disease is actually the leading cause of death among women. In fact, 1 in 2 women will eventually die of heart disease or stroke, as compared


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